The Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) have been commonly used by the hospitals to calculate the cost and as a reimbursement model by the paying institutions since 1970s. There has been some research on the DRG since 2005, and in 2010, the Ministry of Health in Turkey adopted it as the reimbursement model. In order to conduct a successful DRG research, it is important to analyse research findings worldwide, and determine the DRGs and relative values in accordance with the conditions of the country and carry out a continuous monitoring and evaluation.
The study at hand aims to understand the healthcare managers’ attitude towards the DRG practice, which has been widely used in state hospitals since 2005. In this study, in order to establish an evaluative process, a questionnaire was given to 72 healthcare managers who work in state hospitals and under Istanbul North Anatolian Region State Hospitals General Secretary between the dates February 15 and April 1, 2017. The data have been analysed and the healthcare managers reported positive attitudes towards DRG reimbursement system.
Diagnosis-Related Groups, Reimbursement, Cost of Disease, Reimbursement Mechanisms, International Classification of Diseases